Scene on Campus, student stories, athletics accolades, campus events and more!
Family Connection: April 2022
Spring makes its debut on the W&L campus.
Scene on Campus:
Every week during the academic year, university photographers Kevin Remington and Shelby Mack capture the scene on campus through their lenses. In this recent edition: Students take final exams and prepare for Spring Break, the campus community works on important projects around Lexington, a lettuce-eating contest and much more!
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Undergraduate Commencement - May 26, 2022
Graduation for the Class of 2022 is just weeks away! The university's 235th undergraduate Commencement is scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 10 a.m. on the Front Lawn of the main campus. The Baccalaureate Service is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 10 a.m., also on the Front Lawn of the main campus, between the Colonnade and University Chapel. Commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live on the Web for those unable to attend. Learn more about Commencement here.
Feature Stories
Numerous Washington and Lee Students Earn Prestigious Fellowship Opportunities
Among the awards received: Beinecke Scholarship, Goldwater Scholarship, U.S. Teaching Assistantship, Fulbright Grants and Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships.
W&L Recognizes Student Leaders in Annual Leadership Excellence Awards
Annual awards give recognition and thanks to nominated students and organizations for their many efforts that contribute to making W&L the special place that it is.
Making Space for Mindfulness
Washington and Lee students can now explore the Headspace app’s mental health and wellness features thanks to the generous support of alumni Greg and Kelly Golub.
Phi Beta Kappa Initiates New Members During 2022 Convocation
The university's Phi Beta Kappa chapter welcomed 57 students into the prestigious honor society.
Connecting the Dots
Bri Mondesir ’22 has found her purpose through volunteer work in the Rockbridge area community as a scholar in the Bonner Program at W&L.
ODK Holds Spring Initiation For W&L Honorees
W&L’s Alpha Circle of ODK, the national leadership honor society, inducted 50 new members in its private spring induction ceremony on campus April 1.
Pass the Plate Celebrates Cultural Heritage Through Food
The Weinstein Scholar annual program invited students to take a culinary trip around the world without leaving campus.
Featured Events
W&L Presents Public Art Exhibition and Lecture on Ukraine
The public lecture, titled "Portrait of a Village, Ukraine," will be delivered by Lida and Mišo Suchý on April 28 at 5 p.m.
Lenfest Center Hosts ARTrageous in Family-Friendly Show
ARTrageous, an art-filled family show described by Chicago Tribune as “Picasso meets Blue Man Group,” comes to the Lenfest Center at Washington and Lee University on April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Ted Elliott ’94
Ted Elliott ’94 to Keynote W&L Entrepreneurship Summit
W&L's 10th Annual Entrepreneurship Summit will feature a keynote address by Ted Elliott ’94, chief executive officer of Copado.
Washington and Lee Athletics
Washington and Lee Michael F. Walsh Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn recently announced that a record 372 student-athletes have received the Scholar-Athlete Award after compiling a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.50 during the Fall Term. All 24 teams produced a cumulative team GPA of 3.36 or better.
Here are some highlights from the Generals' spring sports teams:
  • Women's Golf - The Blue and White won their fourth straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship.
  • Baseball - W&L completed its conference season by defeating Bridgewater, improving to 18-14 overall and 12-8 in the ODAC.
  • Men's Lacrosse - 20th-ranked Generals (11-5) won their seventh straight contest, registering a 19-4 road victory at Shenandoah.
  • Women's Lacrosse - Fifth-ranked W&L (13-2) posted a 10-5 victory over Denison, the team's 11th win a row.
  • Women's Tennis - 18th-ranked Blue and White defeated Lynchburg, improving to 10-6 overall and 7-0 in the ODAC with the victory.
  • Men's Tennis - Generals (11-8) closed the regular-season with their ninth straight win, defeating Franklin & Marshall.
W&L will be hosting conference championships for men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, men's tennis and women's tennis May 6-8. View the 2022 composite sports schedule.
Check out these recent stories about our student-athletes, coaches and team performances.
Lifelong Learning
In every episode of Washington and Lee's Office of Lifelong Learning podcast, "W&L After Class," we invite you to join conversations with our expert faculty, giving you a walk down the Colonnade even if you're hundreds of miles away. You'll hear from favorite faculty members about topics they know and love, and meet new professors who can introduce you to new worlds.
In the latest episode, Megan Hess, associate professor of accounting, discusses her passion for teaching, how she grew up to love accounting, and what it's like to investigate corporate fraud in a new episode of "W&L After Class: The Lifelong Learning Podcast" titled "Accountant or Detective: A Credit to Her Profession." Hess, a 1997 graduate of W&L, focuses her research and teaching on the intersection of ethics and accounting, exploring topics such as fraud risk management, ethical leadership, whistle-blowing and sustainability accounting.
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